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Every Single Lie

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  749 ratings  ·  211 reviews
In this gripping YA novel about social media bullying and half-truths, one girl's discovery of a dead baby in her high school locker room rocks an entire community.

Nobody in Beckett's life seems to be telling the whole story. Her boyfriend Jake keeps hiding texts and might be cheating on her. Her father lied about losing his job before his shocking death. And everyone in
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 12th 2021 by Bloomsbury YA
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the name of literature Gods: I’m so shocked, blabbering meaningless words, extremely shaken to the core. Eyes popped out, jaw dropped, legs turned into jelly. I’m a mess. Actually I’m looking in the mirror and seeing half of my head because the other half is already blown away. I can start my career as B list horror movie star thanks to the help of the book’s tragic and thought provokingly intense, dark , earth shattering story!

I didn’t expect to love this book so much because it’s a real tr
Booktastically Amazing
To every single time I thought about putting this book down to go to bed but instead ended up finishing it at 2 am.

I dedicate this to you.

RATING: 🌟🌟🌟🌟⭐ 4. 5 (y'all notice how I write .5, so it means that the number rounded gives five stars, but I still give it only four? That is called having 'trust issues')


Why does my heart suddenly feel like everything has been thrown at it in the span of 300 pages, and it doesn't know how to act wit
Books R Life ☕
May 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Let me just start out by saying wow! And while this was a good book and hard to put down I wouldn't recommend to younger audience. There's some very heavy topics that may trigger or not be suitable for them. (real life stuff) That being said it was entertaining and worth the the read didn't see the end coming at all! Defiantly will have you thinking. ...more
eli ♡
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone and everyone
"As hard as it is for me to accept, sometimes, that people are always going to believe a lie about me, the truth is none of their business.

My life is none of their business"

Note: There is a spoiler in this review. I put a little siren emoji in front of the spoiler so that you know which part to avoid if you don't want this book slightly spoiled for you. Also, there's some cursing.

"Every Single Lie" is a thrilling, surprising, crazy, and rumor-filled book. This novel made me want to scream out
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was truly such a treat! I adore when author's branch out in the genres they write in for this very reason! This was just so much fun. So addicting, so mysterious, so much happens in such a short amount of time and it completely kept me engrossed in the story and turning the pages. I loved every minute of it! I truly hope this author continues to write more in this genre because she killed it!

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-s-books
i'm extremely shocked! can you imagine yourself finding a dead baby in what appears to be just a normal school day? and then rumors starts circulating about you and your family, you dont know what is true and in who to true anymore...discovering who does the baby belonged to can help some of those rumors die down and thats what beckett does, she goes after the truth. ...more
Jan 24, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
 Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury USA Children's Books for an egalley in exchange for an honest review.

When sixteen-year-old Bette makes a startling discovery in the girl's locker room at the local high school, the entire community is transfixed to find all the details. But sometimes it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.

This YA novel had me hooked from the very first page and although it became quite apparent to me who was the real character with the secrets to hide. Bette was imp
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2021
This book had such an interesting premise but really fumbled the execution, in my opinion. The book starts out with Beckett finding a dead baby in the locker room at her high school. Rumors start to spread that it was actually hers and she gets branded as a baby killer. So she sets out to find out what really happened. That should be a really enthralling story, right? Not so much.

I found the writing to be extremely bland and so many of the side characters really lacked in development. It was re
Annie (Sad Water Bottle)
Sep 20, 2020 marked it as to-read
I don't normally read contemporary, but I'm making an exception for this book! ...more
Kailey Steward
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Celia McMahon
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of this book from Bloomsbury for the tour hosted by Terminal Tours.

I’m going start this review by telling all of you that I finished this book in one day. It was a Sunday, and I was feeling particularly lazy and though I’d pick up a book. I had no idea that I wouldn’t be able to put it down. I started it around 2 pm and in between making dinner, and adult things, I finished it around 9 pm that night. I haven’t done that in a long time. It’s a testament to the story.

katie ❀

tws // alcohol, bullying, death, death threats, drugs, overdose, stillbirth
Elyse (ElyseReadsandSpeaks)
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
I guess I've been on a mystery kick lately because I've really been enjoying the mysteries I'm reading.

The plot of this is interesting enough - dead newborn baby found in a duffel bag in a high school locker room. But it's honestly the added layers that were most captivating in this story. Of course, we want to know who the baby's mother is, but the more pressing issue is: how was someone pregnant and no one knew? I liked how it kept Beckett and her family guessing. Because when you don't know
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
It's past 4 in the morning..
But you know what? It was totally worth it.

Ludwig Reads
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very well-plotted YA mystery about a girl who finds a dead baby inside a duffel bag in her school’s girls’ locker room. Soon, ugly rumors about her and her family start circulating, so she must start an investigation of her own...

Who’s behind the rumors? Are they true? Who does the baby belong to?

The writing flows easily and the characters were compelling enough for me to care for them. There were clever twists that I didn’t see coming, and the book concludes with a totally unexpected
Amber (The Book Bratz)
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*Thank you so much BLOOMSBURY and Netgalley for letting me read and review EVERY SINGLE LIE*

***Trigger Warnings: Drugs, Alcohol, Death, Overdose, Still Birth, Death of an Infant, Bullying, Death Threats***

Wow. It's been a few days since I finished Every Single Lie and I needed sometime to digest what I read. Not because it was bad, because it was heavy. I been a Rachel Vincent fan for a long time (Since her Soul Eater series) so I was excited
Read by Coco ✨
Feb 16, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 ⭐ (listened on Audible). When Beck finds a dead baby in her highschool locker room, her life is turned upside down for the second time this year. But things aren't adding up, her boyfriend is hiding texts from her, and she's coming to learn that her small home town holds more secrets about her family, and her dad's death, than she originally realised.

I enjoyed this read. It's gripping, suspenseful, and has good pacing. I found myself trying to piece together the mystery with the main charac
elise (the petite punk)
Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

My first five star rating of the year!

When Beckett finds a dead baby in a duffel bag in her school's locker room, her life completely changes. Although Beckett doesn't know anything about what happened to the baby and who the parents are, vicious rumors that Beckett had hidden a pregnancy and then killed her child swarm her small town, eventually blowing up into an internet phenomenon. As if the rumors, gossip, d
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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• a book published in 2021
• book where MC works at current job (babysitter)
• a book that has fewer than 1,000 reviews on Goodreads/Amazon
• A book with the same title as a song
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It both inspired me as a writer in terms of its pacing and plot and conversation about real issues, but also drew me in as a reader with those same things, on top of twists and more. It definitely challenged me because I fe
Samantha- The Paperback Collector
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: standouts
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rachel Vincent does it again.

When Beckett finds the body of a newborn baby in her high school locker room, the small town of Clifford, Tennessee quickly becomes the focus of nationwide media attention. Beckett finds herself the center of scrutiny on all sides, rumors that she’s the mother who decided to abandon her child spreading like wildfire through the town. It doesn’t help that the baby was
M.  Reads Books and Fics
I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book, and I was genuinely surprised by how engaged I became with the story.

It has been a minute since I was so invested in a YA thriller, usually adult thrillers keep me more invested. But this one is fabulous. Vincent has created a strong narrator with Beck, and I was unable to stop reading once it really got deeper into the events of the story.

This is about how she finds a baby in a bag in the gym, but it is dead. Now the police are trying t
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
When Beckett finds a dead baby in the school locker room, people assume it’s hers. She becomes the target of on and offline harassment. Beckett is determined to discover the identity of the mother, no matter how many people she alienates.

EVERY SINGLE LIE shines from start to finish. I loved Beckett’s less than perfect assertiveness. Though she’s victimized, this never a victim.

Rachel Vincent is an amazing writer, capturing Beckett’s strength and vulnerability. She’s highly imperfect, unique and
Stacey Kade
Jan 16, 2021 added it
Shelves: read-2021
I read this one in a single day; it was so good!

It’s sad and tragic but also incredibly familiar to me as someone who went to high school in a small town. How towns like that work, how gossip chews through lives whether it’s true or not.

Beckett (I LOVE HER) is a cop’s daughter and she carries that as part of her identity, no matter where she goes or what she does in town. As a pastor’s kid, I so relate to that.

And the flashes of humor, usually from Beckett herself, keep it from being too over
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Lydia Hephzibah
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well, shit. This was amazing. Highly recommend the audiobook; Lauren Ezzo's narration is stunning, especially when she narrates emotion. ...more
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
Interesting premise but I was able to see where story was going and characters weren't that interesting. ...more
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
it started off SO WELL, but the ending was such a disappointment. The book truly had a lot of potential, but the premise is interesting. The main character was also a little annoying, and we didn't get a glimpse into ANY of the side character's family life, or background. ...more
The Reading Raccoon
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-as-an-arc
Every Single Lie by Rachel Vincent is a contemporary young adult novel of sixteen year old Beckett Bergin and how finding a dead baby inside a duffel bag in her high school locker room turns her life upside down.

As the novel opens Beckett is trying to break into her boyfriend‘s car to prove he‘s cheating and is promptly caught by her mother’s co-worker from the police department. And her day is about to get a lot worse when she finds a dead baby in the school locker room. Internet rumors swirl
This was sent to me via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.

I hadn’t read anything by this author before, but I was super intrigued by the plot. The synopsis made it seem like it was mystery-thriller, but I what I got was something entirely different.

This focused not just on the mystery, but also on the familial relationship with the Bergen’s. They start off as being strained, but by the end they end up trying to mend their familial bond. It’s almost like the mystery aspect brought the fa
Beckett is only trying to find out if her boyfriend Jake is cheating on her when she discovers the dead baby in the locker room. But now everyone seems to think the baby was hers, including a Twitter account that brings the incident to national attention. She has a few clues, the first being that the gym bag the baby was found in belonged to Jake. Each new lead is a twist as Beckett races to find out who the baby belonged to before a Twitter storm of death threats becomes real.

This story starts
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